Discover the Currahee Military Museum -This 6000 square foot museum showcases the first 100 years of history in Stephens County. It was named Currahee Military Museum after the WWII training camp located at Currahese Mountain five miles from town. Stay and Play in GA!
A featured exhibit is a horse stable the was home to some the 506th's Company Able and Company Easy, Easy Company now known as the Band of Brothers.
On display are personal letters and documentation of the last David Kenyon Webster who describes the stable's solitude that the men were able to enjoy while stationed in England. The stable, originally located on a farm west of England, in the small village of Aldbourne, was disassembled by Keith Sowerby and a team of workers, palletized by the RAF and transported to Dobbins Air Base in Marietta Georgia, on a C-17 Globemaster III by the Mississippi Air National Guard, 172nd Airlift Wing at Allen C. Thompson Field, Mississippi. The stable was then transported to Toccoa, where it was reassembled at its location, a new Museum site in downtown Toccoa in October in 2005.
Chris Anderson editor of WWII magazine, stresses this is a major project that is a tribute to the memory of Camp Toccoa and the Men that trained there during the 1940's.
The camp is gone, dismantled soon after the war, but memories are still there. Memorials to Camp Toccoa, Paratroopers and Colonel Robert F. Sink have been erected in the Memory of the Men that trained and served during WWII.
Memorials to these Units are located on the property that was once the entrance to Camp Toccoa. After the war the camp site became an industrial complex. Patterson Pump has a collection of photos of the Camp site, from the early beginnings of the site as the company began operations in Toccoa. Across the road, Milliken & Company has the only standing building left of the site. Visitors, historians, tour groups and reunion groups come from around the world to visit the area that became "home" to the men during their training at Camp Toccoa. The Museum houses photos, documents and memorabilia of WWII.
Make plans to attend this special museum that holds military history for our local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII. With focus on the Paratrooper Infantry Regiment that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early 1940's. Over 17,000 men trained at the camp which included the 506th, 501st 511th, 511th, 517th and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company. We are still researching other groups that were here during that time and after the last regiment left in 1944.
Phone & Address
Phone: 706-282-5055 – Address: 160 N. Alexander St., Toccoa, Georgia 30577
Open: Monday - Saturday at 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday at 1 - 4 pm. Call for admission cost.